The silent auction is a great way to get cool stuff and help raise money for the student winners of the competition. Each year, current and past speakers donate a variety of items which have included posters, books, CDs, t-shirts, furniture, prints, games, calendars, bags, towels, glasses, illustrations, bus shelter signs, stuffed animals, and a snowboard, to name a few. Many items are signed by the artists and are not available for purchase elsewhere. The auction items are on display outside the Alkek theatre during the Summit on Friday and Saturday. Please read the rules and specifics below. Bid high; it's for a good cause!